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The Courtesan's Gaze at Brompton Cemetery

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Sopranos Hannah Ely and Lucinda Cox with instrumentalists Aileen Henry and Toby Carr present a concert of beautiful, florid, Italian music exploring the life and work of the ground breaking seventeenth-century composer Barbara Strozzi. Strozzi lived a life of high musical achievement and scandal in Venice. A prolific and successful published composer in her own time, she was said to have acted as courtesan at musical and intellectual meetings where "clothes were optional". This concert of solos, duets, and instrumental works composed by Strozzi and her contemporaries, including Claudio Monteverdi and Francesca Caccini, will explore her reception and whether the scandal surrounding her was justified.

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Brompton Cemetery

Fulham Road
SW10 9UG
+44 (0)20 7352 1201

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